Georges Bataille Writing Styles in Erotism: Death & Sensuality

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Perspective

The book contains no clear, explicit evidence of the author's academic and/or philosophical background. The depth and detail with which he quotes his sources and references suggests that he has done an extensive amount of research and devoted a great deal of time to contemplation of the subject. But aside from presenting himself as a socio/sexual philosopher of sorts, there is not a great deal to indicate whether his intentions and curiosities spring from academic, intellectual, or personal curiosity and/or insight. The only indication of his reasons for writing is found early in the Introduction, in which he makes clear his intention to discuss the subject of eroticism as freely as possible from the influences of both scientific method and Christian teaching, both of which he finds limiting. In other words, he is writing from a place of intending to transgress taboos, in this case...

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